๐Ÿ“šTop Ten Tuesday – Books I want to be stranded with๐Ÿ“š

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week we are discussing books that we want to be stranded with on a desert island! I have quite a few for this so I’ve managed to narrow it down to 5 with extensive reasons as to why I want to bring these with me.

1 – IT by Stephen King. I’ve chosen to bring this one with me because to be honest I have been trying to read this book for about 4 years now and I just for whatever reason cannot. And I thought, hey, I’m stuck on a desert island with absolutely NO REASON not to read this book, so why not take it with you and actually read it!

2 – The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris. This is one of my ALL TIME FAVOURITE books in the whole entire universe, one I never get tired of reading, so of course it’s in my bag when they decide to drop me off at some random island and leave me there forever.

3 – The PJO series by Rick Riordan. I will never get bored of reading these books, they bring so much joy and light to my life. They are perfect for when you need to give yourself a happiness boost! Plus, the chapter headings alone are enough to give you those laughs that keep going until you’re crying, which is a reason enough for me to bring these with me.

4 – Wicked series by Piper Lawson. Ya girl is stranded for fucks sake, I need something to keep me entertained and bring some excitement to my life!

5 – How to Survive on a Deserted Island by Tim O’Shei. Now I haven’t read this one (as I don’t plan on ever getting stuck on an island) but the title alone is enough to make me want to bring it along, if nothing else it will give me something to read when I’ve gotten through the rest of my books haha.

And there are my 5 books I will be taking with me when the aliens decide to transport me to the nearest deserted island!

Until next time, Em xxx

Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite book quotes๐Ÿ“š

Hello fellow bloggers and bookworms and everyone else inbetween! I am VERY excited for this weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic and omg I’m just so excited haha.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post, born out of the want to bring us bookish people together and great for those of us that love a good list (which I do lmao).

In case you hadn’t gathered from the title this weeks topic set by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl is favourite book quotes.

1 – โ€œMr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people’s business. Mr. Prongs agrees with Mr. Moony, and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git. Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a professor. Mr. Wormtail bids Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slimeball.โ€ Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban.

2 – “We accept the love we think we deserve.” The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

3 – โ€œFear comes with imagination, itโ€™s a penalty, itโ€™s the price of imagination.โ€ Red Dragon by Thomas Harris.

4 – โ€œSo turn off the televisionโ€”in fact, why donโ€™t you turn off all the lights except for the one over your favorite chair?โ€”and weโ€™ll talk about vampires here in the dim. I think I can make you believe in them, because while I was working on this book, I believed in them myself.โ€ Salem’s Lot by Stephen King.

5 – “I am your number one fan.” Misery by Stephen King.

6 – โ€œThe scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well.โ€ Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.

7 – โ€œLook after my heart – I’ve left it with you.โ€ Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer.

8 – โ€œHello Clarice…โ€ The Silence of The Lambs by Thomas Harris.

9 – โ€œGood-bye Clarice. Will you let me know if ever the lambs stop screaming?” The Silence of The Lambs by Thomas Harris.

10 – “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Cicero.

And there you have 9 of my favourite book quotes and one quote that I just adore about books. There are A LOT more than 10 that I could have picked so these are completely random from that list!

As always, let me know if you’re taking part in Top Ten Tuesday and I will be sure to check out your post.

Em xxx

Happy Halloween๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ’€

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WOOP WOOP it’s Halloween!๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ’€ AKA one of my favourite days of the year, and to celebrate I want to share my TEN FAVOURITE HORROR MOVIES with you guys! WOOP.

I literally am obsessed with horror films, my poor poor bf literally has to suffer while I sit and watch them all year round, and in the spirit of Halloween I decided to do something a lil different. HERE WE GOOOO :)))))

P.S. Spoiler alert bcos even though some of these films are quite old, you may not have seen them already!

  1. Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984, directed by Wes Craven. OKAY so I’ve only seen this film series through once because I actually found it entirely too terrifying.
  2. Scream, 1996, directed by Wes Craven. This is probably the first slasher film I ever watched and the line “what’s your favourite scary movie” is an ICONIC line that I never get tired of hearing. Image result for what's your favourite scary movie gif
  3. Saw, 2004, directed by James Wan. This is my fave Saw franchise film as well, when Jigsaw rose from the floor at the end and shouted game over when he shut the door, a twist that no matter how many times I watch it still shocks me.
  4. Psycho, 1960, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. I only watched this film this year but it has become a firm favourite of mine, the suspense WOWZERS.
  5. Hostel, 2005, directed by Eli Roth. I really enjoyed this film despite it’s gory nature, it was like my worst nightmare was put into a film.
  6. Final Destination, 2000, directed by James Wong. Some people think these films are trash (these people are wrong… I’m joking!) for me Final Destination is a cult classic and while the following films might not have been so great the first one is GREAT.
  7. The Shining, 1980, directed by Stanley Kubrick. This is probably in my top 3 horror films, I love Jack Nicholson’s portrayal of Jack Torrance chills me to the bone every time I watch it.
  8. The Conjuring, 2013, directed by James Wan. I will watch this film over and over, when Carolyn is in the cellar trying to stab one of her own children it really scared me!
  9. Veronica, 2017, Paco Plaza.While not the scariest film on Netflix as some described it certainly did send a shiver down my spine, and I’ve since watched it another two times.
  10. Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 1974, directed by Tobe Hooper. Another cult classic makes my list (shock) and when Leatherface chases Sally at the end, it put me off chainsaws for LIFE.

And there you have my top ten favourite horror films! There are SO many more that I absolutely love but that would be an incredibly long list and I want to go watch some of these to celebrate…

Happy Halloween everyone, be safe and have fun whatever you’re doing today/tonight!

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My favourite scary movies quotes๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ’€

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Hello guys! Welcome back to my blog, if you are new here, I don’t usually post so much outside of books, but this is one of my favourite times of the year, and as a HUGE horror film fan I am loving the run up to Halloween this year!

To celebrate one of my fave times of the year, I’m going to be sharing my top ten favourite horror film quotesย hope you don’t scare easily…

Do you like scary movies? (Scream, 1996)

Do you want to play a game?ย (Saw, 2004)

Sometimes, dead is better. (Pet Semetary, 1989)

Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep. (Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984)

Heeeeeeeere’s Johnny! (The Shining, 1980)

You’ll float too.ย (IT, 2017)

I see dead people.ย (The Sixth Sense, 1999)

Hi, I’m Chucky. Wanna play? (Child’s Play, 1988)

I’m having an old friend of mine for dinner.ย (The Silence of the Lambs, 1991)

We all go a little mad sometimes.ย (Psycho, 1960)

And there you have my top ten horror film quotes! I do love a good horror film, all year round not just at Halloween but at least during October, it becomes more acceptable to quote horror films…

Happy almost Halloween, Em xx

P.S… I’m your boyfriend now, Nancy…

Hannibal Book Series, Thomas Harris – A Review. [SPOILERS]

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ALOHA fellow bookworms๐Ÿ’› I’m back again with a Hannibal review and this time I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the series as a whole.

I not long along finished all 4 Thomas Harris novels in the space of a month, I’ve reviewed each individual novel (links below) and this is my review of the series: 5 out of 5 stars.

These books are incredible. The writing, how it surrounds you, makes you feel as though you are in the novel, alongside the characters, how each character is introduced and then interwoven.

Thomas Harris’s writing is immersive. You feel surrounded by the novel, as the chapters play out in front of you, you feel as though you’re with Starling as she visits Dr Lecter, or you’re with Will Graham as he enters the victim’s homes.

Reviews can be read here:

Hannibal Rising, Thomas Harris โ€“ A Review. [SPOILERS]

Red Dragon, Thomas Harris โ€“ A Review. [SPOILERS]

The Silence of the Lambs, Thomas Harris โ€“ A Review. [SPOILERS].

Hannibal, Thomas โ€“ A Review. [SPOILERS]

I will definitely be re-reading these in the future! Have you read Thomas Harris’s novels? Let me know what you thought in the comments!

Em xx

The Silence of the Lambs, Thomas Harris – A Review. [SPOILERS].

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How ya doing fellow bookworms? I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend! I am here to say that I have finished The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris and WHEW, 3 books down in May and ready to start Hannibal tonight. But before I do here’s my review!

Overall rating 5ย out of 5 stars.ย 

This is my favourite Thomas Harris book, every time I read this I cannot put it down until I’ve finished… It is nothing short of amazing.ย 

The Silence of the Lambs scares me, which with a book I find is a very difficult thing to do, you’re relying on the way people are imaging the book in their head, but wowzers, when Dr Lecter escapes? I think my heart rate reached new heights. And don’t even get me started on when Clarice enters Gumb’s house, CREEPY AF. For me, scaring someone with a book is an extremely difficult thing to do, but Thomas Harris seems to manage perfectly.

We also get to see Hannibal Lecter again, this time interacting with a female, Clarice Starling. It’s an interesting dynamic that Thomas Harris portrays, with Lecter and Starling, you almost forget he’s a criminal locked away in a secure psychiatric hospital, and like in Red Dragon, you want to like him for his polite and intellectual ways!

An absolutely brilliant novel, that I will read over and over again. Bravo Thomas Harris.ย 

Have you read The Silence of the Lambs? Let me what you thought in the comments below!

Em xx